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Synonyms for avert
əˈvɜrt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. debar, forefend, forfend, obviate, deflect, avert, head off, stave off, fend off, avoid, ward off(verb)

    prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening

    "Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike"

    Synonyms:
    forfend, avoid, eliminate, ward off, distract, keep off, bend, suspend, obviate, invalidate, fend off, stave off, block, nullify, debar, exclude, head off, forefend, annul, quash, rid of, parry, bar, turn away, deflect, void

  2. avert, turn away(verb)

    turn away or aside

    "They averted their eyes when the King entered"

    Synonyms:
    deflect, head off, refuse, obviate, forfend, forefend, avoid, turn down, stave off, fend off, bend, turn away, debar, ward off, reject

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. avert(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    turn aside, turn away, turn off

  2. avert(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    prevent, divert, preclude, FOREFEND, ward off, keep off

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "avert":

    avoid, prevent, avoiding, divert

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. AVERT

    Synonyms:
    Cardiology Atorvastatin VErsus Revascularization Treatments Cardiovascular surgery Artificial Valve Endocarditis Reduction Trial

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How to use avert in a sentence?

  1. Michael Kugelman:

    The deficiencies and incapacities of the Afghan security forces have really not been addressed enough to avert such a scenario (of losing territory) in the future.

  2. Robert Weissman:

    The Trump administration is hellbent on repealing the clean car standards, which was the most significant Robert Weissman governmental action program to date to avert climate change and would save consumers tens of billions if left intact.

  3. The CDC:

    Adopting universal masking policies can help avert future lockdowns, especially if combined with other non-pharmaceutical interventions such as social distancing, hand hygiene, and adequate ventilation.

  4. Sheikh Sabah:

    You have foiled the desperate attempt and satanic attitudes of the plotters and perpetrators of this condemned crime to inflame divisions and stir sectarian tensions and divide the unity of the Kuwaiti society, the international community should exert all their effort to avert and take legal action to dry up [ terrorism ] from its waters so countries and nations live in peace and security.

  5. Obert Gutu:

    ZANU-PF should be utterly ashamed of hosting an expensive birthday bash for their aging ruler whilst more than 90 percent of Zimbabweans are wallowing in grinding poverty caused by decades of Robert Mugabe's misrule and mismanagement of the economy, the money that is being budgeted for this ill-conceived birthday bash should actually be used to import maize to avert the impending starvation in Masvingo province and other parts of the country.

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Translations for avert

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  • отклонявам, отблъсквам, отбивамBulgarian
  • odvrátitCzech
  • abwendenGerman
  • αποστρέφω, αποτρέπωGreek
  • apartar, evitarSpanish
  • टालनाHindi
  • snúa frá, beina frá, snúa sér undan, koma í veg fyrir, snúa undan, líta undan, afstýraIcelandic
  • evitareItalian
  • 방지하다, 돌리다Korean
  • kaupare, kaupapareMāori
  • отвраща́ть, отврати́ть, предотвраща́ть, предотврати́ть, отводи́ть, отвести́, отбива́ть, отби́ть, отража́ть, отрази́ть, пари́роватьRussian
  • หลีกเลี่ยงThai

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